I have been so excited to photograph this family. I have known the dad, Mike, since we rode the Dexter-Southfield bus together to school in our beanie caps. We both matriculated to Nobles for high school, which is where Mike became a sports all-star and I found my love of photography. I met his gorgeous wife, Liz, at reunions (and hope to see them at Ocean Reef down the road). And, to be honest, through the wonderfully voyeuristic tool called Facebook, I have followed their life as they married and had two beautiful children (we all do this, right?), and was so excited when Liz contacted me to have me photograph them this fall!
These photographs document the family hanging out and playing in their downtown apartment and then heading around the block to pretty Sparrow Park to play in the leaves. Mike and Liz aren’t quite ready to move out to the suburbs, so they wanted to capture this time as a city family. I love how these images show them enjoying time together and just being themselves. The biggest treat, I have to admit, was to see how happy and at home Mike is as a dad. Keep ’em coming ; )